Melle Stoel


For the last couple of years I've experimented with a segment I designed by using 3D software, and drawn a numerous amount of different constructions with it. From two of those drawings, I made physical objects made out of paper. In the summer of 2019, I showed them at a solo exhibition in Amsterdam at de Ruimte, together with musical compositions by Nuno Lobo, performed by Maat Saxophone Quartet.

After finishing those two objects made out of paper, this third object is my first 3D printed artwork.The idea of the segment was partly inspired by the wooden puzzles made by Jan de Koning and designed by Koos Verhoeff.

50 x 29 x 29 cm
PLA 3D print, magnets.

The asymmetric segment, which has been shaped by folding a regular heptagon, has been used multiple times to construct this helix shaped tower with rotational symmetry, all connected together by magnets. The tower is, seen from the top view, hexagonal.